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'OR THE AID OF CENSUS ENUMERATORS. In UaofllcUl Supplication to the Agri culturalist to ho 1'repared to Answer All ueitlons rroiuptljr Novel Method of Instruction. 1. And It shall come to pass la June :hat a census of agrlculturo bo taken by the chosen men of the nation, who lumber two score and ten thousand. 2. Upon a parchment, yet upon a leparate parchment, which Is called a schedule, the chosen men shall write the chief things and the little things of the farm, and the value of them. 3. But neither the wicked, nor the assessor of many taxes, nor the col lector thereof, shall Berve with the chosen; nor shall he look upon the returns to know any man's property. 4. ' The anointed only from the cen sus shall lay hands on the returns and know the writings thereon. Whoso do eth more than this surely shall be pun ished. Thus saith the law. 5. ' The chosen people of the land, tho enumerators thereof, shall, swear ing solemnly, write upon the parch ment, yea, upon every parchment, the length and breadth of every cro; verily, the true shekels worth of ail things upon the farm In 1899 shall be summed up on the blanks which the king of the census giveth out, and they shall be kept forever and ever in the temples at Washington, where many nations may behold the correct meas ure of the strength of the land. C And all the live stock according to age, and all the poultry, and all the hives of bee3 which the husbandman hath shall be counted, and they shall be written in value as the law saith and preserved in the temples. 7. And the length and breadth of the farm, and the value thereof, and the value of the houses and barns for shelter thereon, and the value of the machinery and implements and chari ots which man useth shall likewise bo written and laid forever in the temples of truth. Thus saith the law. 8. He who loafeth land shall answer all things to the elect like unto him who owneth it, for the king of the cen sus hath said that one man shall not be called and another loft. 9. Thus Faith tho king of tho census to his people: "Thou shalt this day write upon a tablet all the things of the farm and the value of them; the value of all thou hast oaten and all that thou hast sold and exchanged, and be ready; for In an hour ye wot not next June the enumerator cometh. Blessed be he that maketh full and perfect answers quickly." 10. Send thou unto the king of the census, at Washington, which is the king's home, or unto the high priest of the census of agriculture, and thon wilt receive light. "JONES" TOO MUCH FOR TAG ALS There I No "J" In Tlirlr Language or In Spanish. Major Samuel B. Jones of the regular army is now quartermaster at Boston. He served with distinction until re cently In the Philippines, says the Philadelphia Post. A curious local custom in Luzon authorizes a native to take and use a foreign name, generally Spanish, in addition to his own Tagal patronymic. This accounts for the multitudes of uch sonorous names as "Agramonte," "Uriarte" and "Polo bieja." The major had won the grati tude of a native, who announced his determination to adopt the American family name of Jones before it oc curred to him that there was no equiv alent for "J" in either Spanish or Tagal. He had it written out for him by, a soldier, to whom he gave a box of cigars for his trouble, and then de parted from the camp. Some time after the native came into camp and was addressed by his new name. He looked worried and called his inter locutor aside and explained to him his troubles. "Please don't call me by that name," he said, plaintively. "You see, I took that written name home to my village and showed it to my rela tives. They were much pleased, but when they tried to read it no two pro nounced it alike. Rather than have trouble in the family I am looking for a brave American whose name is com prehensible!" II la Address. The following, from an English paper, will be enjoyed by speakers who have found themselves called upon to address audiences already wearied by excessively long speeches: A certain man was invited to speak at a local gathering, and being nobody in par ticular, wa3 placed last on the list of speakers. Moreover, the chairman in troduced several speakers whose name3 were not on the list, and tho audience wa3 tired out when he said, Introduc ing the final speaker, "Mr. Bones will now give U3 his address." "My ad dress," said Mr. Bones, rising, "13 531 Park Villas. S. W., and I wish you all good-night." Having Htm Money. Mr. Wheatplt My failure Is the talk of the street! At the meeting of my creditors today I arranged to pay 10 cents on the dollar. Mrs. Wheatplt (after a moment's figuring) Oh, Hen ry, Isn't that lovely? Then tho $30 hat I sent homo today will only cost yon $3. Life. Making a Llvlnr First Swell They say this fellow ac tually earns his living with that voice. Second Swell Is that so? First Swell Yes by collecting the things that are thrown at him. 'Ally Eloper. WILD ANIMALS Bred In Captlrltr Develop Ferocity La Spite of Training. There is a current tradition that wild animals born in captivity do not attain the savageness of those bred in their native Jungle, and that the teeth of such animals do not develop as they do In the wild state. Mr. Alexander Day, assistant superintendent out at the zoo, whose experience with wild ani mals has been almost lifelong, says that he has not found those assertions to be true. However innocent and ap parently tame the cubs may appear, he says, there Is a time when they attain savageness apparently from instinct, and show all the characteristics of the animals whose home has always been the forest or the plain. As for the de velopment of teeth, Mr. Day points for Illustration to full-grown lions which were born and reared in captivity and may be seen any day cracking bones of meat with which they are fed with every evidence of possessing the most sound teeth possible. The only way In which wild animals in captivity usu ally suffer with their teeth 13 that when they are fed they may grab at the meat which is pushed through the bars with a big iron fork and break a tooth on the fork, or they may In jumping against the bar3 Injure a tooth and suffer afterward from Its loss. The little lions, when baby cubs, are shy at first; then become as play ful as kittens. For the first year ot their life usually they may be treated as domestic animals. At the ago of about twelve weeks the cubs are taken from their mother, but in the mean time she has taught them to eat meat. At first the cubs suck a bone or a scrap of raw meat which the mother tears off for them. Often they may be seen gnawing upon a bone which the moth er lion holds In her jaws and paws. When first taken from their mother the cubs are given finely chopped meat, the pieces being gradually made larger until they are given bones, upon which they sharpen and develop their teeth. In time tho lions can crush the bones with ease. From 12 to 14 months of age tho young lions are, it i3 said, $0 cross as to be almost unmanageable. At the age of IS months or two years the cubs are taken In hand by the trainer and then, having reached their growth, they are ready to be perfected in their tricks and to be exhibited. It is said by tho.s? familiar with lion taming and training that lions which have boon brought up as pets are the hardest to train for performers. They do not seem to take the training seri ously, and are not so easily mastered 3s those which have grown to maturity without potting. Baltimore Sun. GOV. ROOSEVELT'S BRIBE. raid SIO for a Shot at a Wounded Charging tirlz.ly Hear. "A friend of mine," says a New York er, "told me the following story about Gov. Roosevelt that I had never heard before. The present governor was out with a guide after grizzlies, and if one was found the agreement was that Roosevelt should take the first shot, and if he missed, the second was to go to the guide. The governor, you know, is near sighted and has to wear glasses. They finally got a shot at a grizzly and although the governor suc ceeded In winging him the bear was not fatally wounded, and came charg ing down on them at a terrific rate. Now, big game men unite in 6aylng that, hunt the world over, and there is only one form of sport to bo found more dangerous than grizziy hunting, and that is a cowboy who has gone wrong, and that he, and he only, is likely to give you a better run for your money than a grizzly bear. Well, to return to the story, the bear was coming down on them like the Empire State Express and emitting loud, rude, belligerent snorts at every jump. Roosevelt's glasses had been knocked off by the recoil of the gun, and while he could locate the bear by the row he was making, ho was without the limit of accurate vision. Nothing daunted, however, and with every drop of sport ing blood in his veins a-tlngle, he yelled at the guide: 'Say, Bill. $10! Is it my shot?' and upon that worthy falling a victim to bribery and cor ruption Roosevelt laid his bearshlp low when he arrived near enough for him to see where to put a shot in a vital spot." Involuntary Twitching. A nerve specialist stated, not long ago, that one way to judge of the con dition of a person's nerves was to watch his thumbs. Ever since that time, says a correspondent, I found the greatest fascination in looking at peo ple's thumbs. The doctor said that if they moved involuntarily outward it wa3 a sign that the nervc3 of that man or woman were not In the best condi tion. I find myself now sweeping the line opposite me In a steet-car, and if that doctor's test i3 a good one, there is a surprising number of people whose nervc3 nocd looking after. There are few among the women who do not involuntarily move the thumb3 out ward at intervals of every few minutes, and when your attention has been once attracted to it, the process of watching their gloved hands grows very Inter esting. I have found the habit much less frequent Among men, but take the averago number of women In a street car, and it will be a surprise to you to see how many of them Indulge uncon sciously in this little habit. I only hope it might not mean anything so serious as it might Indicate, if that nerve specialist's diagnosis was a good one. A Fine Cleaner, Mirrors and plate glass can be cleaned very thoroughly with alcohol on a soft piece of mu3lln or flannel AN ODD CASE REVIVED BY THE RECENT SHOOTING IN DENVER. Story of Alfred 1'acker'e Cannibalism Likely to lie ltetold in the Forth Coming Trials A Case That llae Ex cited World Wide Notice. The latest development in the cele brated Packer case, which has in the twenty-six years it has been in the courts become Inextricably mixed with the politics of Colorado, was the shoot ing a short time since of F. O. Bonfils and H. II. Tamman, editors of a Den ver newspaper, by the prisoner's coun sel. Attorney Anderson, who accused them of misrepresentation. The two editors are now on the way to recov ery, and a bitter fight over the pro posed release of "Man-eater" Alfred Packer from the Colorado penitentiary will soon bo resumed. Alfred Packer, over whom all this agitation has arisen, is serving a for ty year term in prison for having kill ed and eaten his five companions while on a prospecting tour in the Colorado mountains In 1874. A lead ing worker for the conviction of Pack er was Otto Mears, twenty-five years ago proprietor of a little general store in the mountains and now one of the most influential men in state politics. He declares that hl3 life would not be worth the snuff of a candle if the convict were released from the peni tentiary. When Gov. Thomas had un der advisement a short time since his pardon of Packer, Mears hastened across the continent to prevent favor- able action upon it, and was successful. Other leading men were active in pre venting his release. Packer claims that he is not guilty of killing his companions on the pros pecting trip, as charged. He said that, owing to hunger, the men had been killed by mutual consent, one at a time, until only he and a companion were left. They agreed to spare each other's lives, but the other attempted to shoot him and, in self-defence, Pack er killed him. The bodies of the men were found at a place identified by Parker and proof tnat cannibalism had been practiced was not wanting. Packer was tried and sentenced to be hanged, but a stay was granted and subsequently the sentence was com muted to forty years' imprisonment. Now claim is made that there is a flaw in the original indictment which will lead to Packer's release and a suit against the state for restraining a citi zen unlawfully for a term of years. Much interest is taken in the case and sensational developments are looked for. Trades That Kill. There are many legitimate occupa tions or trades that steadily kill those who are engaged In them. Lead is death-dealing to all who use It In their work, as house palnter3, gilders, calico printers, type-founders, potters and braziers. Mercury is a foe to life. Those who make mirrors, barometers or thermometers, who etch or color wood or felt, will soon feel the effect of the nitrate of mercury In testh.gurm and the tissues of the body. S1I kills those who handle It, and photog raphers, makers of hair dyes and ink and other preparations ere long turn gray, while a deadly weakness subdue3 them. Copper cnter3 Into the composi tion of many articles of everyday life, and too soon those who work in bronz ing and similar decorative processes lose teeth and sight, and, finally, life. Makers of wall paper grow pale and sick from the arsenic in. its coloring, and matchmakers lose strength and vitality from the excess of phosphorus used in their business. But mankind Is by nature brave, and very few are deterred from action because of sup posed danger. If the great builders and engineers of the world would stop and ask, "How many llve3 will this under taking cost?" It Is probable that the world would be without some of the greatest triumphs of modern thought Everyday life end common occupa tions are full of silent courage, and all around are workers who bravely die In the harness. MAKES HER SICK. New Jersey Woman Who Is Strangely Affected by Light. In a Spruce street boarding house there is now living an elderly spinster who for thirty years has avoldel the light. She Is no misanthrope, no re cluse, nor does her aversion to light arise from any constitutional defect Of wide Information, charity and fond of company, her peculiar condition precluded enjoyment of society in cir cumstances making social Intercourse most pleasant. In the evenings when the gas is lighted she retires to a cloaked corner, and hidden under an umbrella especially constructed to ward off rays of light, she holds con verse. Thus she sits for hours, like some sorceress, unseen by those in the same room and not seeing those to whom she talks and charms with his fund of bright and Interesting things. Not that her eyesight Is affected it is as good as that of any woman 60 years of age. She simply cannot bear the light to strike her. Diffused sunlight, as a rule, does not trouble her, but a tiny ray Illuminating a near-by object upsets her physical system and Is fol lowed by an attack of nausea. The patient is Miss Ford of Moorestown, N. J., a descendant of the Fords, In whose house Washington made his headquarters while In that part of New Jersey. She came here recently to be treated for her peculiar malady. The physicians who have her case In charge will not say whether her condition is pathologically natural or reflex. Her ailment has existed for thirty years. For all that time she has been unable to suffer the radiance of gaslight, and when an electric light was introduced her retirement from Its presence was rendered imperative. Its effect upon her nervous system Is so baneful that she Is made ill, as though some nau seating dose had been administered to her. So sensitive has Miss Ford be come to the Irritating effect of light that should a sun's ray invade her cor ner and flicker upon the hangings, or tint the window shade, she would be Immediately thrown Into a nervous spasm. The sun which brightens and cheers all the world Is to her a dread visitor, whose benign sparks are mal evolent messengers. The effulgence all nature glories In induces only abhor rence in her. When she drives out, except on cloudy days, the curtains of the carriage are drawn, the draperies so arranged that there may be no In vasion of distinct rays of light. The most peculiar fact connected with Mis3 Ford's unique condition is that It Is not necessary for her to see the ray of light to be adversely affected. It's mere presence in her immediate vicin ity, at her side or behind her bark, renders her susceptible. Philadelphia North American. . Deathbed Repentance. A clergyman went to pay a visit to an old Yorkshire yeoman, who was ly ing on his deathbed, and after a few preliminary words the minister said that if the veteran had anything on his mind he hoped he would ease his conscience and confide it to the pas toral ear, so that he might die In peace. "Well, sir," answered the old sportsman, "if I only had to live my life over again, I'd fish more with bait and leas wkth files." Scraps. A KIVElt OF BLOOD. CARNAGE THAT CRIMSONED TUGELA'S WATERS. The First llattle Took 1'lace There In the Early Thirties The Zulus and Kaffirs Were Then the Principals lias Ever Sluoe Ileen State of Slaughter. The Tugela river in South Africa, where Buller and Joubcrt were con testing for the mastery, is called the "river of blood" by the Zulus, and frequently, too, by the Boers. The first known battle to have oc curred on its banks took place dur ing the early '30s, between the Zulus and Kafflr3, not far from the modern town of Weenan. The Kaffirs were utterly routed, the bulk of them being killed, and the rei .alnder were reduced to slavery. In 1837 another bloody battle was fought along the Tugela between the paramount chief of the Zulus and a sub-chief, Sibayo. The latter and his followers made a stubborn stand, but were massacred to a man. The trav eler who visits tho scene of this bat tle will be shown a large tree, where tradition says Dltawayo, the last man left alive, fought single-handed against his foes, like the heroes In me dieval romances, slaying over a score of warriors before he was finally hacked the the ground. In 1838 a party of seventy Boers un der Piet Retief were massacred by the Zulus a little west of where Buller and Joubert have been struggling for many weary weeks. The Boers then swept along the Tugela, killing off Boers wherever they could, until the number mounted Into the hundreds. A relief expedition, partly English and partly Dutch, was pent from Cape Col ony against the Zulus. This force defeated the latter in two battles, but finally ran into an ambus cade and was exterminated. The Zu lus, then led by the chief. Dingaan, fell upon a Poor laager of 400 mn with a force estimated at 10,000. The Boers, however, defeated them and killed 3,000 of the dusky warriors. Save for innumerable small fights, peace now rcigr.od along the Tuirela until Cetewayo' and FmbulazI, the two sons of Pandft, king of the Zulus, be gan to quarni over their right of suc cession to lhe 'throne. So fierce did their quarrel become that it finally led to a civil war. The nation was divid ed over th? claim? of tho brother, an 1 their forces met on the Tugela within sijrht of the Draakrr.sburgs, in Decem ber, IS."?. All day the- struggle con tinued. The ground trembled with the rush of fighting nun. and the hills echoed the shouts and the roar of bat tle. For hours the struggle continued without an apparent advantage on either side, when Cetewayo and Umbu lazi, who had been fighting in the front rank3 of their respective armies, finally came face to face, and a terri ble duel ensued between them. Might ily did these brothers, giants in strength, battle together, but Umbu lazi was at last dispatched by an as segai thrust, and his army, disheart ened. at the lo.-s of their lcad?r, fl?d from the field. Thi3 was one of the mightiest battles In the history of South Africa, and if the ghosts of war riors linger about the field of their death, over 10,000 who died In that struggle arc now watching tho opera tions along the Tugela. Although Umbulazi's followers were defeated, they did not abandon the cause, but carried on a guerrilla war until 1861. During that time fifteen fights, in which enough warriors were engaged to warrant calling them bat tles, took place, and in one, which oc curred during the latter part of ISfiO, at a spot about one hundred miles from the mouth of the Tugela, nearly 12,000 warriors were slain, including several of Cetewayo's most prominent partisans. The last great native battle along the Tugela took place between the Zulus and the Basutos, in which the former were defeated. Thousands lost their lives In the defiles of the Draakens burg mountains, among which tho bat tle occurred. Sir Walter Feott'e Pop. Sir Walter Scott had a bull terrier named Camp, which he taught to un derstand a great many words. Camp once bit a baker, who was bringing bread to the family. Sir Walter beat Camp and explained to him what a great offense he had committed, after which, to the last moments of his life, he never heard the least allusion to the incident without getting up and slinking off to the darkest corner of the room. Then, if you said: "The baker was well paid," or "The baker was not hurt at all," Camp would come out from his hiding place, caper about and bark joyfully. When he was old and unablo to accompany Sir Walter when horseback riding, Camp would watch for his return, and, if the ser vant said that his master was coming down the hill, or through the moor, Camp was never known to mistake him, but would start off to greet his master. Buffalo Times. Falsehood. The first sin committed in this world Was a lie, and the first liar was the devil. The Greeks, who allowed their dletles almost every weakness and every vice, held that they forfeited heaven by falsehood, and that an oath was as sacred to Jupiter, the cloud compeller, as to tho meanest denizen of earth. A regard to truth is the last of all the virtues, and supposes high civilization. The savage Is full of falsehood, both in word and deed, the Ignorant man will deceive if he can, but learns. If he promises to per formIn other language, to keep his word when he has given It; an impor tant part of truth, but not the whole. VERY MUCH ALIVE. Cecal Reported Dead, la Discovered In New Vork. Count Gebhard von Blucher has been found. Recently ho was reported dead; now it appears he is in an institution near New York. His affairs are in the hands of his attorneys, Dean & Ho hannsen of Baltimore, who are making arrangements for him to go to Ger many and claim a recent inheritance. George D. Dean is in that city, at the Sinclair house, to consult with th countess and arrange a settlement ot differences. Mr. Dean said yesterday that the count Is ill, but is recovering. "His mind is not Impaired," ho Bald, "and he will live to enjoy his inherit ance of $200,000 and the castle of Wlet zow." Mr. Dean refused to give the nama of the Institution of which the count is an inmate, the attitude of the countess Is uncertain. She was for merly Ella Ohlsen, and a nurse when she married the count. In his inability to support his wife Count von Blucher left her with three children two years ago. She heard from him last In Oc tober. A few weeks ago she learned of his whereabouts. Count von Blucher was an Inmate of the Soldiers' Home at Washington after leaving hli wife. He left that institution in October and went to Annapolis. Later he wen: to Baltimore. He received money from friends to provide his passage to Ger many. He fell sick in New York and was taken to an Institution. Mr. Dean said that the count was a grandson of the famous Marshal Blucher of Water loo, and that there was positively no doubt a3 to hl3 legal right to the In heritance. He added that the law yers would receive $50,000 for fees In assisting the count to the possession of the fortune and the castle. LOST IN A KANSAS CORN FIELD Hoy WaiKler About All Night Without rimllng the House. Recently a farmer living four or five miles ca?t of town was out in his corn field shucking corn, and a little four--year-old boy went along for company, as the afternoon was pleasant and the little fellow wanted to "help papa shuck corn." Along toward night b.5 started alone to go to the house, which I Is but a little way ofT. and that waj the last .seen of him t:il about sunrise the next raornli.g. The father finish ed picking W.i loa I of corn and went to the hoii.-o, supposing the boy v.ii there, bat on Inquiry fcrand that such was not the case. Search was at one a instituted, and the neighbor.-; were called upon to assist, and It wasn't long before the cornfields ware alive with men and lanterns looking for the lost child. And to add to the grief ot the parents and friends, the rain bejan to pour down in torrents, betwi-en 10 and 11 o'clock but the boy was no where to be found. They continued the search In the rain, calling for tha little fellow, but hearing no response. The next morning one of the searching party came upon the wee one traveling In one of the neighbor's cornfields, a little over half a mile from home, wet through to the skin, his clothes cov ered with mud. indicating that ha had probably tired out during the night, and had lain down to take a snooze. Herrington Times. Music and Health. Music, if we are to believe ancient historians, has produced some , very extraordinary effects. The fierceness of Achilles was allayed by playing on the harp; Damon, with the same in strument, quieted wild and drunken youths; and Ascleplades in a similar manner brought back seditious multi tudes to temper and reason. The Cory bantes and effeminate prie6ts of Cy bele were incited by music to cut theii own flesh. Pinar addressed his harp thus: "Thou quenchest the raging thunder." Music is also reported to have been efficacious In removing dan- Lgerous diseases. MIrandola observes; in explanation of Its being appropriat ed to such an end, that music moves the spirits to act upon the soul as medicine does the soul by the body. Theophrastus, in his essay on "Enthu siasm," reports many cures upon this principle. The Thebans used the pipe for the cure of many disorders, and. Zenocrates is said to have cured sev eral madmen. The bite of the tarantu la is said to have been cured by. music; and the Phrygian pipe was recom mended by many of the ancient fathers as an antidote to sciatica. We could enumerate many other Instances of the estimation, amounting as it would seem to palpable superstition, in which music was held among the ancients," but the above may be considered suf ficient Bowed Down hy Grief. mJf. John Richards, who killed Gus Nor -ton in Hot Spnng3, Ark., a short time ago, and who was released from Ja'ir on a $3,000 bond, received a telegram from his brother, informing hrra'that their father had dropped dead 6n W southbound train near Texarkana. The remains were put off there to be pre- pared for shipment to his home in Cor': sicana. The senior Richards, .Immedi-i ately after the killing of Norton, as sisted in getting his son out of trou--ble. 'ihe old man deposited ;tho amount of tho bond, $3,000, in cash, In a local' bank, and thus secured his son's re-: lease from Jail. The old man, bowed In sorrow over the matter, started back home, accompanied by a younger son.; Before tho train reached Texarkana ha was stricken with an affection of the ' heart and expired instantly. "Pelleo," of the Zulu tongue, la. la; general use in South Africa. It is lit e rail 7 translated Into English as "dona for."